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Definition noun, plural: tongues (anatomy) The flexible muscular organ situated in the floor of the oral cavity; it is... Read More

Furred tongue

Furred tongue --> coated tongue a tongue with a whitish layer on its upper surface, composed of epithelial debris, food... Read More

Dorsum of tongue

Dorsum of tongue The back of the tongue; the upper surface of the tongue divided by the sulcus terminalis into an anterior... Read More

Bald tongue

Definition noun A condition characterized by a smooth, glossy, erythematous, edematous tongue that is generally... Read More

Magenta tongue

Magenta tongue Purplish red colouration of the tongue, with oedema and flattening of the filiform papillae, occurring in... Read More

Inferior surface of tongue

Inferior surface of tongue The surface of the tongue that faces the floor of the oral cavity, its mucosa being thin, smooth... Read More


taste 1. To try by the touch; to handle; as, to taste a bow. Taste it well and stone thou shalt it find. (Chaucer) 2. To try... Read More

Hyoid bone

Definition noun, plural: hyoid bones The U-shaped bone that lies in the throat just below the tongue, and is surrounded by... Read More

Extrinsic muscles

Definition noun A group of muscles lying superficially on a structure, in contrast to intrinsic muscles, which are located... Read More

Intrinsic muscles

Definition noun A group of muscles located within or situated deeper in a structure, in contrast to extrinsic muscles... Read More

Hyoglossus muscle

Hyoglossus muscle (Science: anatomy, muscle) a flat muscle on either side of the tongue, connecting it with the hyoid... Read More


Hypoglossis --> hypoglottis The undersurface of the tongue. Synonym: hypoglossis. Origin: g. Hypoglossis, or -glottis,... Read More

SENI Biometric Analysis on the extinct Scincidae species: Macroscincus coctei (underlined)

Brian L. Schnirel Leeway Corucia Research Center (LCRC) Courtesy: Polyphemos (2004)   Introduction: It has been... Read More


Lingua (Science: zoology) a tongue. a median process of the labium, at the under side of the mouth in insects, and serving... Read More


Lingual (Science: dentistry) The tooth surface next to your tongue or things mounted on the tooth surfaces next to your... Read More

Facies inferior linguae

Facies inferior linguae --> inferior surface of tongue The surface of the tongue that faces the floor of the oral cavity,... Read More

Tuberculum impar

tuberculum impar A small median protuberance on the floor of the oral cavity of the embryo between the mandibular and hyoid... Read More


Copula 1. In anatomy, a narrow part connecting two structures, e.g., the body of the hyoid bone. 2. A swelling that is... Read More

Frenulum linguae

Frenulum linguae --> lingual frenulum a fold of mucous membrane extending from the floor of the mouth to the midline of... Read More

Alimentary canal

Definition of Alimentary canal What is the alimentary canal? The alimentary canal is a muscular hollow continuous tubular... Read More

Foliate papillae

Foliate papillae Numerous projections arranged in several transverse folds upon the lateral margins of the tongue just in... Read More


Glossal --> lingual (Science: dentistry) The tooth surface next to your tongue or things mounted on the tooth surfaces... Read More


Definition noun A condition that is characterized by uncontrolled bleeding from the mouth, gums, lips, and tongue,... Read More


mother 1. A female parent; especially, one of the human race; a woman who has borne a child. 2. That which has produced or... Read More

Thanatosis – Faking Death To Escape Doom

Thanatosis -- pretending to be dead -- is one of the best strategies that certain wild animals came up with in order to... Read More

Subdigastric node

subdigastric node --> jugulodigastric lymph node A prominent lymph node in the deep lateral cervical group lying below... Read More

New Zealand’s Unique Fauna

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga In the previous lesson, we learned about the high biodiversity of New Zealand and how... Read More


Glossotomy (Science: procedure) Any cutting operation on the tongue, usually to obtain access to further reaches of the... Read More


Glossorrhaphy suture of a wound of the tongue. Origin: Glosso-- g. Rhaphe,... Read More


Definition noun The ability of an individual to recognize writing on the skin (such as on the palm of the hand) purely by... Read More


Balanoglossus (Science: zoology) a peculiar marine worm. See Enteropneusta, and Tornaria. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Acorn -... Read More


pudding 1. A species of food of a soft or moderately hard consistence, variously made, but often a compound of flour or... Read More


Definition noun A taxonomic family of Carnivora embracing domestic and wild cats such as lions and tigers Supplement Felidae... Read More


Dumb 1. Destitute of the power of speech; unable; to utter articulate sounds; as, the dumb brutes. To unloose the very... Read More

Nuhns gland

Nuhn's gland --> anterior lingual gland One of the small mixed glands deeply placed near the apex of the tongue on each... Read More


vernacular Belonging to the country of one's birth; one's own by birth or nature; native; indigenous; now used chiefly of... Read More


In ecology, predation is a mechanism of population control. Thus, when the number of predators is scarce the number of... Read More

Space of donders

space of Donders The space between the dorsum of the tongue and the hard palate when the mandible is in rest position... Read More

Fimbriated fold

Fimbriated fold --> plica fimbriata One of several folds running outward from the frenulum on the undersurface of the... Read More